Hi all. I have been having a HELL of a time trying to get a job as a front-end engineer. I have been trying for well over 6 months and no one is responding to me whatsoever. If I DO get a response, it is usually a ‘thanks but no thanks’ (If I see ‘your qualifications are impressive but’ one more time…). I already suffer from severe depression and this is not helping that whatsoever. My student loans are a huge monkey on my back and that is also contributing to my depression. I had to take a very low paying job just to make ends meet. I am exhausted from that job as a work a MINIMUM of 10+ hour days (and it is very labor intensive). I am in pain constantly from that job especially due to a previous injury. It is so severe that I may require surgery in the future.
I refuse to give up but it is frustrating to not hear back AT ALL. A majority of job postings say a CS degree is required (usually just a bachelors). I am one class away from a Masters in Web Design. I have heard that sometimes a hiring manager won’t want to hire someone who has a degree higher than them. Should I remove my Masters from my resume?
I would like to meet up with fellow coders in my area but I suffer from pretty severe general anxiety and I am basically dead from work (as outlined above).
I guess the point of all this was how do those of you who haven’t heard back keep going? I can’t even get an entry level job at this point (I have noticed with those postings now that they are requiring 1-3 years of professional experience).